|Morton Feldman: Two Pieces for Three Pianos|
A performance of Morton Feldman’s Two Pieces for 3 pianos, by Robert Moran, Loren Rush, and the composer himself.
Keywords: Music: 20th Century Classical; Morton Feldman
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|Frederick Marvin Recital|
Frederick Marvin, pianist and professor at Syracuse University in New York, performs a number of works, recorded on October 29, 1972. Marvin is well known for his work in bringing to light the mostly forgotten music of 18th century Spanish composer Padre Antonio Soler. He has also performed the works of modern American composer George Antheil, as well as the works of Debussy, Chopin, and many more.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music: 20th Century Classical; Frederick Marvin
Downloads: 697 (3 reviews)
|Homage to Darius Milhaud Concert|
A concert of Darius Milhaud’s music, given on April 26, 1971, on the occasion of the composer’s retirement from the Mills College faculty after 31 years. Jean-Louis LeRoux conducts the Mills Performing Group with soloists Madeleine Milhaud, Naomi Sparrow and Betty Woo. The first selection heard, “La muse ménagère”, was played as people were still entering the music hall and therefore there is a bit of crowd noise, and the actual performer is uncertain.
Keywords: Music: 20th Century Classical; Chamber Music; Darius Milhaud
|Pli Selon Pli by Pierre Boulez|
From the 1962 Donaueschingen Music Festival, a complete recording of Pierre Boulez’s “Pil Selon Pil” for soprano and orchestra, performed by Eva Maria Rogner and the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer. “Pil Selon Pil” which is translated as “fold by fold” or “crease on crease” is a piece in five movements, each based on poem by Stéphane Mallarmé...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music: 20th Century Classical; Pierre Boulez
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|Swiss Composers: Willy Burkhard’s Mass|
Willy Burkhard (pronounced Veelee Burkhart), was born in Berne in 1900. He shares a certain dryness, and a dislike for sensual elements in his music, with such other Swiss composers as Honneger and Martin. In fact, his early works reject harmonic considerations almost entirely, in favor of contrapuntal techniques; although his later work represents a softening of this attitude. The “Mass” for soprano, bass, chorus, and small orchestra, written in 1951, is one of his most mature works...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music: 20th Century Classical; Orchestral Music; Willy Burkhard
|Selected Writings and Music of Erik Satie|
A program first broadcast in 1968 featuring Howard Hersh reading excerpts from the collected writings of French composer and pianist Erik Satie. The selections, which seem to be taken from assorted lectures, essays, and perhaps diary entries are both whimsical and enlightening. Subjects vary from his love for cabbage soup (only surpassed by his love of his mother); a schedule of activities; a list of his preferred diet (only white foods); comments on the education system of France; as well as th...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; documentaries, classical music, piano music, 20th century classical
Downloads: 256 (1 review)
|Piano Concerto by Robert Erickson|
A dress rehearsal performance of Robert Erickson’s “Piano Concerto” given at the University of Illinois. [Date unknown]
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music: 20th Century Classical; Chamber Music; Robert Erickson